Home Chef

For more than 10 years, the College of Health and Human Development and Department of Nutritional Sciences have offered the popular Cook Like A Chef! Summer Youth Camps. In 2013, we expand our fun and educational cooking program for adults, The Home Chef Cooking Series. During the 2014-15 academic year, please join us as we continue to learn more techniques, tips and shortcuts in the kitchen.

  • Join Chef Kristi Branstetter to learn essential culinary methods to prepare you to create satisfying meals in your home.
  • This hands-on program will draw upon rich culinary international cooking to inspire you to cook like a chef at home. Learn the basic techniques from searing, roasting and braising to sauce preparation and decadent desserts. This year we will also offer instruciton in more advanced techniques like, poaching, sauteing and classic sauces.
  • Prepare an entire gourmet multi-course meal with fellow students using fresh ingredients – just like a chef!

The session will begin with an overview and demonstration. Next, participants will divide into small groups and prepare all the components of a multi-course meal, including appetizers, soups, main course and desserts. Finally, participants will sit down to share the meal together and discuss the preparation, the food, and the experience.